New Ball Durham Podcast Episode Released

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 15: Gary Trent Jr
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 15: Gary Trent Jr /

Check out Episode #2 of our podcast featuring the Ball Durham site experts discussing recent news about the Duke Blue Devils.

After some technical difficulties, we’re finally back with the second episode of the Ball Durham podcast. This show covers all things related to the Blue Devils and is geared towards Duke fans by Duke fans. Below is a recap of Episode 2, and if you missed the first episode you can check it out here.

We originally recorded Episode 2 after the NCSU loss, and our team had a lot of great analysis and insight after the game. It included many things Duke needed to improve, most of which have been implemented in subsequent wins. Unfortunately, that recording was lost and we had to make a new episode. In the latest episode, we recap the season for Duke Football and discuss current seasons for Duke Men’s and Women’s Basketball:

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0:00- Intro

0:23- The Lost Episode

1:05- CFB National Championship Game Recap (Matthew shouts out Alabama)

2:30- Duke Football Season Recap

4:30- Impact of Coach Cutcliffe

7:16- “We Want Bama”

7:48- Duke Women’s Basketball on a three-game ACC win streak

9:20- Lexie Brown’s outstanding season

10:02- Smoove gives his ACC Women’s Player of the Year candidates

11:05- Our initial reactions to the win over Miami

18:12- Things we mentioned in the lost podcast that Duke is now implementing

25:30- Shot distribution for the Blue Devils (Want more attempts for Bagley and Carter)

29:09- Playing up to the Duke standard and criticism for the coaching staff

33:07- Duke has a problem consistently putting players in the best position for success

34:25- We each give one improvement for the Blue Devils going forward this season

37:07- Jump to a Marvin Bagley injury update

40:33- The disadvantages of post-ups on offense

41:54- Impact of Jordan Tucker‘s decision to transfer from Duke

42:30- Other Blue Devils who might transfer after this season

44:49- NCAA considering immediate eligibility for transfers

45:46- When a short rotation backfires for Duke (i.e. Semi Ojeleye)

50:09- Coach K’s bench usage with this Duke roster and Team USA

52:15- Discussion about the one-and-done rule for college basketball and the NBA

59:50- 5-star prospect Zion Williamson will commit Saturday. Where will he land?

62:02- Impact of Martin Luther King, Jr.

62:30- Outro

If you have questions, feedback, or anything you’d like us to discuss, let us know on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit,, email, or in the comments below. Thanks for listening and be sure to stay tuned for more great podcast episodes coming up in the future! #AskBallDurham